This is our go to place for girls night out, midweek dinner or a Saturday night with friends. The food is spectacular, unusual, indescribable. Don't miss it!
2/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
One of the main reasons I
One of the main reasons I would go back to Great Neck is to be able to dine at Lola again.
The food was amazing, good service and the live singer gave it a little something extra.
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
Unusual absolutely delicious
Unusual absolutely delicious food. Extensive selection of unusual dishes. Something for everyone. Gracious chef/owner chats with each table to make sure everything was good. Terrific drink and wine menu. Courteous service. Best martini I ever had!
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
A gem of a meal at Lola's
Lola's is a gem. Creative menu which surprised
And pleased. Will definitely go back again and
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Four of us ate here for a
Four of us ate here for a siblings' dinner and thoroughly enjoyed the offerings. Service was a little distracted but didn't cause any problems. Bread that accompanies the torchon of foie gras was delayed and meager. Had to request another roll so that all at the table could have something to spread the appetizer on something. Might reconsider this presentation. Otherwise, everything was lovely. The scallops, duck sliders, Korean fried chicken, black cod, smoked brisket were all great and thoroughly enjoyed. Enjoyed the virgin cocktails as well. Will definitely return.
3/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
Very flavorful food. Duck
Very flavorful food. Duck dishes, wild mushroom pizza, beets and burrata -- it is all great! Perhaps they could use a few light dishes on menu to balance all the rich food. Very talented chef and lovely wait staff.
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
We loved the menu, the food was excellent, the staff warm & professional, the place cozy. We can't wait to return!
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
This is without question the
This is without question the best restaurant on Long Island. With a scaled up wine list, it would rival the best New York has to offer. The 5 course tasting menu at $65 is a steal.
3/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
Chef Michael has an amazing
Chef Michael has an amazing talent and finesse - his food is extraordinary and innovative. I suggest you go hungry as you will want to try a few things on the menu.
Also - LOVE that they removed the TV that was once in the dining room. It is a distraction and I feel like if you want to eat and watch TV you should stay at home - It does not belong in a restaurant of this caliber.
4/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Lola is small and intimate
Lola is small and intimate and I love it! ive been back there several times and each visit is better than the last. The chef almost always comes out to greet you and discuss the menu, as well as offer suggestions.
4/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
I was so pleasantly surprised
I was so pleasantly surprised here at Lola's. the wait staff was so friendly and the chef was always present, checking in on us and answering all of our questions. With so many choices on the menu, go for the tasting menu! We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.
4/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
1st Time/1st Impressio
kThis was my first time to this establishment and I was pleasantly surprised. The food and presentation were both amazing. I chose the seared foie gras which turned out to be the best I ever had. My mixed seafood entree was delicate and tender. The portion size was just right.
4/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Try It; You'll Like It
Best restaurant in Great Neck. Probably the best on the Island. However, the service needs to be improved!!
4/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Food and Attentive Service
We ordered, shared and devoured the Cod Fish Tacos; Scallops Japanese Izakaya Style, Maine Lobster, Salmon, and Scallops; and Grilled Hanger Steak and had at least 3 refills of hot Foccacia.
5/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Restaurant Week good deal
This was a very good deal for Restaurant Week. Three courses only $27.95. We had foi gras and fish tacos for appetizers. The fish was a very large portion and very good. The foi gras is like eating a pate of butter but I guess people like it. I had duck breast for the main course and it was very nicely cooked but very salty. My husband had braised short ribs and it was very good and beautifully presented. The ice cream sundae for dessert was not at all sweet and the bread pudding was fair. The service was excellent.
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
We always enjoy this restaurant. Great wine list, and a wide variety of food. Michael Ginor takes great care with the food, and has a hands-on approach. He comes around to talk to all his customers, and takes personal interest in how they're enjoying their meals. Wonderful, inventive desserts too. Can't go wrong.
5/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of the best
This was one of the unexpected pleasant dining surprises I have had. Every dish was unique and flavorful. I never I thought I would like brussels sprouts but they proved me wrong. A great evening with great service.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was good especially
The food was good especially the smoked brisket. he brussel sprouts were crunchy and delicious, very different from the ordinary. Itis a bit pricey.
5/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best food outside of Manhattan! Chef Michael Ginor's food is fit for foodies but at prices that don't break the bank. Food is artfully presented and delicious. Michael will personally stop by each table to say hello and chat. Outstanding food at reasonable prices, and a personal appearance by the Chef...LOLA is always a winner! Great tapas and singing by Chris Moll on Thursday's too. Not to be missed neighborhood gem.
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fantastic Food Decor Service
This is one of the best restaurants on Long Island. Every dish is fantastic. Freshest ingredients used. Presentation perfection on a plate. Staff on point. Will certainly return.
5/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Foie gras was outstanding.
Foie gras was outstanding. Homemade foccacia superb! I had tuna---yummy!
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great meal, would return
First dinner at Lola, very pleased with all aspects of the meal. The food was delicious, especially duck sliders and truffle/mushroom pizza tart appetizers. Menu had a good variety of proteins and cuisines. Kit kat dessert was good but a bit overpowering. Service was very good, attentive, knowledgeable and friendly without being too intrusive. Decor is nice but not remarkable; we had an early dinner on a very rainy Friday evening so it was rather quiet, I imagine it would be livelier at other times. As we were leaving it appeared that a singer was setting up, glad we missed that as it's a pretty small space for live music & reasonable dinner conversation.
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Really Good Food
We had the tapas menu. Every dish we had was excellent. Lola is truly a dining experience. All my sisters, nieces, and daughters are anticipating a time soon when we can all get together and go there.
6/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food very good but very noisy
Food very good but very noisy weekends. Only one waiter w assistants. Waiter also served as bartender and host so he was overtaxed and less attentive to tables than necessary.
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, great atmosphere
"Tapas" menu of smaller dishes, consistently delicious and not Spanish. Order at least two or three per person. Some come with sides on the plate. Terrific singer on Friday night, too. Nonintrusive, but not shy either. Pricey, but we are definitely going back.
6/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Too much food - how awesome!
We've only been there twice. Ventured to have the prefixe menus. We were so stuffed we had to bring some back home. If you love duck and/or foie gras, this is the place.
6/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
The first time I went to Lola
The first time I went to Lola I was struck by the quality, preparation, presentation and sheer deliciousness of the food. I mean struck. It was love at first taste. So, I wanted to return as soon as possible and did so the following week with with my husband and an out of town guest. Both times we had the "small plates" as it was a Monday night - giving us the chance to sample many different dishes. Wow, it was fabulous. Our waiter, Chris was extremely helpful, efficient and cordial. He also has a lovely singing voice (we heard his CD) and I understand he sings at Lola on Thursday nights. Lola is really a special place. It becomes rather expensive because you want to taste everything.....but it is well worth it.
6/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had the tasting menu with 6 courses. Every course was delicious. The chef came to our table several times to make sure everything was fine. The service was very attentive. We will definitely go back for more deliciousness!
6/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
You may have to order a lot to feel full but every morsel is an amazing flavorful experience. You can't go wrong. The place is loud and hard to have a conversation but the food is worth it.
7/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Raves for Lola
Lola is a rare find! Not only is the place pretty, the service attentive and friendly, but the food is delicious---small plates ample for sharing add to the fun! Interesting. & unusual combinations, all presented with picture perfect style & flair.Definitely worth a second and third visit!
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best chef in Great Neck
Seriously good food, best ingredients, thoughtfully presented. We always get the wild mushroom tart and the brussel sprouts. This time I tried the fish "tacos," and they ain't what you get at Chipotle! They were excellent, with large pieces of crunchy, perfectly fresh fish.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Christopher Moll Rocks!
LOLA's food is always terrific but we went to see Christopher Moll... he is not to be missed. Christopher is not only a wonderful singer but warm and welcoming to his guests. If you go to see Christopher's performance make sure you stop to speak to him afterwards, you will come away with wonderful memories ... a good performer and a wonderful person too. Took my family, we all had a great time!
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
creative,unusual & very delicious
Get to know the cuisine at LOLA -it will be very worthwhile!
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Who need Manhattan!
Do yourself a favor and get over to Lola's of Great Neck! What a great culinary experience! Chef Billy prepared a tasting menu for my husband and me that rivaled anything I've seen on the Foodnetwork! And the presentation was phenomenal! Service was great(ask for Brandon!) and the ambiance very Zen. A gem in Great Neck.
9/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
Thank you to the staff Christopher Moll, Greg, and the wonderful Chef! We always look forward to Lola for great food and wine and wonderful service! Lola's food is one of the best east of Manhattan! Certainly there is nothing else comparable in Nassau County! And you know when you are in a fine restaurant when there is a wine sommelier to help you. Lola's sommelier, Greg, will help you pick out outstanding wine, some from his recent visit to Spain should not be missed. Thank you again for a wonderful evening. And do go on Thursday when Christopher Moll is singing for an evening of great food, great wine and wonderful entertainment! A trifecta!
9/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
The best food buy on Long
The best food buy on Long Island - 5 gourmet courses plus dessert for $40, but I'd rather pay a little more and have competent service.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Small plates good for sharing. The dishes were creative and tasty.
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
I went on a Friday night for a birthday dinner and the food was wonderful. We did not realize there was live music that night, however. And although the singers were quite good, the sound was a bit loud no matter where you sat in the restaurant. It was difficult to have a conversation without yelling over it. The place is small also, so there was no need to crank up the volume. The small dishes were wonderful though and the portion sizes were perfect for getting 2-3 per person depending on how hungry you are. The owner owns a farm, so you must try any of the duck (from his farm) or foie gras dishes, as recommended by the waitress. We will definitely go back!
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was exceptional however, the alcohol was overpriced and diluted. Very disappointing.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food but service was below par. Water glasses not refilled, silverware taken but not replaced until requested. Desert served family style before plates were set. Servers were pleasant but either insufficient number of staff or not well trained. Will try restaurant during the week when it is less crowded. Food definitely worth the return visit.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Unexpected Surprises !
Selected seeing great reviews & unique menu but got so much more.
Standouts are the Pizza tart and fried sweet salty spicy Brussel Sprouts- totally unusual & delicious !
Ambiance & singer was great, and then restaurant regulars requested our waiter perform, who sang fabulous.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband and I went to Lola on Thursday night. I had been there once before for a work function and the food was awesome so we decided to check it our for restaurant week. Well forget the RW prix fixe, we decided to go all out with the "ultra crazy elaborate" tasting... 9 courses of fabulous, decadent chefs choice. Everything was delicious and unique! This is a truly special culinary adventure and I would say my new favorite place on Long Island! We even got the "never done before" foie gras over smoked brisket. In addition their bartender sings on Thursday nights and it was really nice to have the live music during our feast.
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Still A Favorite
Hasn't disappointed yet...a home run every time. Everyone I have taken there loves it.
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Enjoy at Lola
Terrific food, great choices. My only complaint was our seating. My husband and I were the only people for an early Sunday dinner at 5:30. I requested a banquette that seated 4. I was told they would only give them to parties of 4. During a meal 2 separate parties of 2 people were given the seats I had requested. When I brought this up to my server I was told that they were a 4 when they made the reservation, but only 2 came. What an amazing coincidence! I really don't like being lied to. Whether these people were regulars or not, I don't see any reason why in a totally empty restaurant I could not be given the seat I requested. Clearly others did. Not the way to treat customers. Good thing their food is so great!
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
It was a very special birthday
It was a very special birthday dinner. We chose the tasting menu. It was absolutely amazing. The food was preparation/presentation was great, service excellent. An absolute favorite.
11/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Consistently exceeds expectations
Honestly, a favorite. Unique tastes, original dishes...I love it. The food you will eat at Lola's you won't find any where else.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM